Today it is all about the primers, now this isn’t a Beauty Battle post because these primers are completely different, and by that I mean they are as far away from being the same product as possible. I am an avid primer wearer, mainly because I feel I get a layers of security with my skin care as well as the primer creating a canvas for the foundation to grip to. Today I am going to show you two very different primers that I love for very different reasons.
As I have previously mentioned my skin is very oily and the oil production is something I cannot control at all. This means that I am forced to use long wear products for everyday use as nothing else will last on my skin. Because I wear such long wear, heavy products I often find (even with an intense skin care routine) I suffer from both congestion and surface dryness, these can be happening at the same time or different depending on the day.
I use the Loreal Lumi Magique primer on days when my skin is a little dryer, looking dull or needs a pick me up. This is an illuminating primer that has a large amount of shimmer built into a white, slightly hydrating base. This primer is marketed towards those with dry skin because of the radiance it gives the skin, however I find that this primer doesn’t make my skin any oilier throughout the day, doesn’t move the product around and does not settle into lines, all things I look for in a good primer. While I would not call this product and oil control primer, I do not think it makes my skin any worse. The glow the primer gives is a medium, champagne reflection that warms up the skin, adds a glow but does not make the skin shiny. This primer retails at Priceline for $29.99AUD.
The other primer is as far away from the Lumi Magique as possible. Here we have the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer, a product designed to smooth the skin, even out the complexion, cover redness and hold make up in place all day. It is a combination of Zinc and Titanium Oxide as well as mineral bases to combat shine and apply a nice layer of SPF15. I apply a liberal amount of this primer all over the face but focus it in the T-Zone where I get the most oily, you do have to work the product into the skin to get rid of the slight white cast, but this is helpful with combating redness. This primer holds my make up like nothing else I have tried. It does create a Demi-Matte finish on the skin but doesn’t look dry, however it can dry out the skin so you need to be caution when using it. I would only recommend this to those who have incredibly oily skin.
Let me know if you use either of these primers and what your thoughts are.